Carlsbad, California. – left-handed Julie Rodriguez The New York Yankees agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract Wednesday night, three days after New York rejected a $3 million option in favor of a $500,000 purchase.
In addition to his salary, Rodriguez could earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games offered: $50,000 each for 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70.
Rodriguez, 29, acquired from Texas on July 29 with a defensive player Joey Gallo Minor League Law Glen Otto And players Ezequiel Duran and Trevor Hoover and Josh Smith. Often lined up against the best hitters of his opponents, Rodriguez was 1-0 up with a 2.84 ERA in 21 games for the Yankees.
He finished the season 2-3 with saves and 4.66 ERAs in 52 relief appearances, most of his career, holding left-handed hitters at .203 (12 of 59).
Rodriguez is 3-5 with 4.62 saves and an ERA in four seasons with Philadelphia (2016-17), Texas (2020-21) and the Yankees. He competed in Japan in the Chunichi Dragons Central League in 2018-19, going 3-7 with 1.85 ERA in 90 relief matches.
Rodriguez was not among the five bowlers the Yankees used in their loss to the Boston Red Sox in the US Wild Card Game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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